Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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Effective as of July 5, 2018, Dennis J. Zember Jr. has been appointed a director of Ameris Bancorp (the “Company”) to fill a vacancy on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). The Company previously announced on June 6, 2018 that Mr. Zember would succeed Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer as of July 5, 2018 as well. Mr. Zember, 49, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of Ameris Bank since January 1, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ameris Bank from June 2016 through December 2017. From February 2005 until June 2016, Mr. Zember served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of both the Company and Ameris Bank.

There are no other arrangements or understandings between Mr. Zember and any other person to which he has been appointed a director of the Company, and he is not a party to any transaction requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Zember has not been appointed to any committees of the Board at this time.


About Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)

Ameris Bancorp is a financial holding company. The Company’s business is conducted through its banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank (the Bank), which provides a range of banking services to its retail and commercial customers. The Company operates through four segments: the Banking Division, the Retail Mortgage Division, the Warehouse Lending Division and the SBA Division. The Banking Division is engaged in the delivery of financial services, which include commercial loans, consumer loans and deposit accounts. The Retail Mortgage Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The Warehouse Lending Division is engaged in the origination and servicing of warehouse lines to other businesses that are secured by underlying one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The SBA Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of small business administration (SBA) loans.

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